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How to Read a Great Book

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Before plays had acts and novels had chapters, people still had to figure out the form of the things they read. In the ancient world, writers seem to have treated the structure of their writing as a game. They used it to hide meanings and to give the reader clues to...
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Glorious Freedom

by Courtney and
Friday, 03 June, 2011
categories: Homeschooling Life
A nice long summer is spreading out before us, and I am remembering the words of Anne of Green Gables.  “Ah, summer! Two months of glorious freedom!” she exclaimed on her walk home from the last class of the school year. As a homeschool mom with two months of “glorious...
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Contextual Learning

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“I have vigorously defended contextual learning in my book because I believe that it is the key to how we learn as well as to the delight we find in learning. Children learn to speak by hearing words used in context, not by memorizing their definitions or studying...
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The Living Word

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by Tobin
Wednesday, 02 March, 2011
categories: Classical Christian Education
A love of vocabulary might be the most important thing you ever give your kids. I can’t remember when the passion was instilled in me.  My mother read to me every morning and every night, from books which were beautifully written and which often used words I had not...
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The Core Chapter 4: The Core of a Classical Education: Reading

The Core Chapter 4: The Core of a Classical Education: Reading by Jennifer Courtney I hope this article finds you enjoying some good books and some pleasant fall weather. In Part 2 of our series on Leigh’s book The Core, we will look at teaching your children to read....
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